Lost de Havilland Mosquito blueprints discovered

More than 20,000 engineering drawings and diagrams for the de Havilland Mosquito have been found, just days before bulldozers were due to destroy their hiding place.

De Havilland Mosquito production at Hatfield 1943
By British official photographer [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

The drawings, on microfilm cards, is thought to be the most complete set of engineering drawings for the multi-role aircraft.

Plans are underway by The People’s Mosquito charity group to use the drawings to restore a Mosquito back to airworthy condition.

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